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Beethoven and the Ladies

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442
Tickets: $25

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This concert is made possible by a generous residency grant awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Sylvan Winds Ensemble

Beethoven was always fond of the ladies, and if he had had an opportunity to meet the women composers on this program, he would have been very impressed. His sublime piano quintet for winds is surrounded by Claude Arrieu's witty Quintet in C, Elizabeth Brown's beautifully sonorous and tonal "Pentalogue", written during the pandemic and inspired by works of Bach and Mahler, and concluding with Louise Farrenc's brilliant Sextet for piano and winds for which is joined by the equally brilliant pianist, Joanne Polk!

Hailed by the New York Times for "Öits venturesome programming and stylishness of performance," the Sylvan Winds has appeared under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centerís Mostly Mozart Festival and the Caramoor International Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the NY Governorís Arts Awards, the ensemble has presented imaginative and scintillating programs of chamber works for winds in such places as Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the White Mountains, the Cape Cod and Skaneateles Festivals, Rutgers Universityís Summerfest, Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society and the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea. They have recorded for the Koch Classics, and CRI/New World, and North/South labels, and have enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet, pianist Claude Frank, radio personality Robert Sherman, and actor Louis Zorich.



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